Other new movie releases for the weekend of July 1

New in theaters

"The Legend of Tarzan"
The latest big-screen telling of Tarzan stars Alexander Skarsgard and features a supporting cast of Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz and Alexander Skarsgard's abs.

"The BFG"
The 1982 book by Roald Dahl (it stands for "Big Friendly Giant") gets the big-screen Steven Spielberg treatment and features Spielberg's most recent Oscar-winning actor in Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies").

"Swiss Army Man"
The surprise Sundance breakout about a lonely man stranded on a desert island (Paul Dano) who is led on a journey home by a farting corpse (Daniel Radcliffe). The buzz is high, and the experience is obviously unique.

"Our Kind of Traitor"
Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris star in this John le Carré thriller about a couple caught between the Russian mob and British intelligence. Oh, and the screenplay was adapted by the writer of "Drive."

Limited screenings

"Jaws" in 35mm
In what's become a local tradition, the Gateway Film Center is bringing back one of the original summer blockbusters for the Fourth of July weekend. Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, amirite?

Alive recommends

"The Fits"
One of the year's most unique films sadly looks to be ending its one-week run. If you're reading this early on Thursday, run to that last showing at the Gateway Film Center. (3½ stars)

Also in theaters

"Independence Day: Resurgence"
Well, two decades later "Independence Day" got a sequel that delivered lots of alien-fighting flash but gives viewers virtually nothing to grasp onto emotionally or character-wise. Boo. (1½ stars)

"Free State of Jones"
Matthew McConaughey is the most redeeming part of this slogging history lesson that also has a problem with the White Savior film trope. (2 stars)